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Charlie Chaplin

Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin, KBE (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977) was an English comic actor, film director and composer best known for his work in the United States during the silent film era. He became the most famous film star in the world before the end of World War I. Chaplin used mime, slapstick and other visual comedy routines, and continued well into the era of the talkies, though his films decreased in frequency from the end of the 1920s. His most famous role was that of The Tramp, which he first played in the Keystone comedy Kid Auto Races at Venice in 1914. From the April 1914 one-reeler Twenty Minutes of Love onwards he was writing and directing most of his films, by 1916 he was also producing them, and from 1918 he was even composing the music for them. With Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and D. W. Griffith, he co-founded United Artists in 1919.

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List Of American Films Of 1915 - A-Z
... Harold Lloyd Comedy Burlesque on Carmen Charles Chaplin Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance Comedy The Captive Cecil B ... DeMille Carmen Raoul Walsh The Champion Charles Chaplin Charles Chaplin Comedy short The Cheat Cecil B ... Reeves Eason His New Job Charlie Chaplin Charlie Chaplin, Ben Turpin Comedy The Honor of the District Attorney B ...
Charlie Chaplin Studios
... Charlie Chaplin Studios is a motion picture studio built in 1917 by silent and sound film star Charlie Chaplin just south of the southeast corner of La Brea and Sunset Boulevard in ... After being sold by Chaplin in 1953, the property went through several changes in ownership and has served at various times as Kling Studios, the Red Skelton ...
Charles Chaplin (disambiguation)
... Charlie Chaplin was an English comedy actor ... Charles or Charlie Chaplin is also the name of Charles Chaplin (elder) (1759–1816), British Member of Parliament for Lincolnshire 1802–1816. 1863–1901), British music hall performer, father of Charlie Chaplin Charles Chaplin (artist) (1907–1987), English artist, engraver and ...

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